Tritonia moggii Oberm.

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Tritonia moggii

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Inhaca Island, Mozambique

Tritonia moggii

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Inhaca Island, Mozambique

Tritonia moggii

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Inhaca Island, Mozambique

Tritonia moggii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Road from Chicumbane to Zongoene, Xai-Xai district, Gaza province

Tritonia moggii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Road from Chicumbane to Zongoene, Xai-Xai district, Gaza province

Tritonia moggii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Road from Chicumbane to Zongoene, Xai-Xai district, Gaza province

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Synonyms: Tritonia sp. cf. laxiflora sensu Mogg
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb to 50 cm. Foliage leaves mostly basal, linear-lanceolate. Stem erect, simple or 1-3-branched. Spike simple, lax. Flowers orange or salmon-pink, zygomorphic; the 3 lower tepals with a yellow basal mark outlined in red; the lowermost or all 3 with a median callus. Perianth tube c. 20 mm long and 1.5-2 times as long as the tepals.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: moggii: named for Mr A.O.D. Mogg who collected extensively on Inhaca Island
Habitat: Sandy coastal plains
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Apr - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Confined to southern Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 5 August 2010
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 71 - 72. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 128.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 77.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 47 - 49.

Obermeyer, A.A. (1963). A new Haemanthus and a new Tritonia from Southern Africa Kirkia 3 Page 24.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tritonia moggii
African Plant Database: Tritonia moggii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tritonia moggii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tritonia moggii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tritonia moggii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tritonia moggii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tritonia moggii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tritonia moggii
iNaturalist: Tritonia moggii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tritonia moggii
JSTOR Plant Science: Tritonia moggii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tritonia moggii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Tritonia moggii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tritonia moggii
Plants of the World Online: Tritonia moggii
Tropicos: Tritonia moggii
Wikipedia: Tritonia moggii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tritonia moggii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182060, retrieved 3 December 2020

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